It is a 80GB drive and works like a charm right out of the box. Windows XP Home came preinstalled with my B Wireless I got a Dell Internal Wireless McAfee is on there continually popping up messages every seconds and doing something on its own, whether you want it to or not. A heavier 6-cell unit is available for those who need more mobile power. The touchpad works well, but unfortunately there is no scroll button.
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Watching an entire DVD at full brightness on this laptop would only work if the movie is 1-hour 30 minutes or less. I am happy to dell that this notebook only runs warm and not hot I have used it for several hours at a stretch, days after days and I did not observe any use-related errors or sluggishness or worse.
The loss of hard drive real estate is peanuts compared to the time saved during restore operations. The B actually shipped on November 30 and it arrived on December 1, I did not set out looking for a notebook or acquiring one. Dell Inspiron B view larger image. Once I deselected its quick-launch mode, the problem was history. Oh well, one less sticker on the notebook to peel off!
I use del daily as much as possible and has not disappointed me yet. I installed Microsoft Flight Simulator to see how it ran on this notebook the simulator does not require a dedicated graphics card thankfully and, while it ran, it was dll and a bad experience. I suppose if your needs are modest, like mine, and games and video performance are not a big issue, then the Inspiron B will serve you well for quite some time.
Inspiron B Everest Hardware Report. I find it incredible that you can get a wide screen laptop for such a low price.
Dell Inspiron B120 14.1in. Notebook/Laptop – Customized
I placed the order on November 18, and was given an estimated ship date of December 13, Software The notebook comes with a wordperfect 12 office suite, with the trial versions of the spreadsheet and presentation software, with option to upgrade after 60 deell, or you may simply choose to keep the wordperfect wordprocessor. Note a bit of decline in performance over time. The body casing is entirely plastic, no fancy aluminum depl magnesium protection.
The look of the Inspiron B is a mix of silver and black. The keys have a nice click when pressed, but are not loud.
I received an email update when the notebook shipped and you can track the status of your notebook online via Dell. Conclusion The Dell B ends up being a fine notebook for general usage and as an extension of a desktop computer.
Overall, let us not lose sight of the fact that the Vell Inspiron B is an inexpensive notebook, and an extremely good value, and not just for students but their parents as dell Left side view of Dell B view larger image.
This worked very nicely even though it was more expensive than buying from other sources.
It is no poor cousin when comes time to perform. Having heard about the pros and cons and hypes around dual channel memory and its deol etc.
Finding one would have been nice, as I did need to move to the next step in terms of mobility and slightly better performance from the MHz desktop I was using!
I am very impressed with the performance and build quality of the Inspiron B, as I had very low expectations when I ordered it. Screen is very good and no missing pixels.
In my case it was the Dragon speech recognition software. Wireless access, once established worked well.
Dell Inspiron B Review
Dell average boot time is about 24 seconds, from the time I press the power button until the logon screen shows up. I decided to make a clean start when I took over the notebook and got to test out the PC restore software in the process. This turned out to not be computer specific but due to some application hogging the resources and not shutting down in the first go.
Benchmarks We use the program Super Pi to calculate the number Pi to 2-million digits of accuracy, this is a good way of simply forcing the processor to do work to calculate a number and deriving performance from the time depl takes to achieve the end goal.